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Day 4 – Person of The Forest

Updated: Feb 18, 2021


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We had another fairly early start this morning to ensure we kept to the plan to leave camp at 8am. This morning we went to Deer Cave.

Deer Cave is home to the 3 million wrinkle lipped bats we watched leaving the cave in spectacular form on day 1. It’s also home to 11 other bat species, cave swiftlets, turtles, snakes, and many creepy crawlies. When we entered the cave today, we wore our sun hats to prevent ending up with earwigs and cockroaches, fallen from the cave roof, crawling around our hair!

Due to the many millions of bats residing in this cave, there is a lot of guano, bat poo. The majority of the cave floor was absolutely covered in it, and the smell was very strong!

Guano contains salt, which is very important in all animals diets. Originally, many years ago, deer would come to the cave to seek out the